water supply

the uk’s population is expected to rise from 67 million to 75 million in 2050, increasing the demand for water

England could run short of water within 25 years

In the speech, Bevan says: “Water companies all identify the same thing as their biggest operating risk: climate change.” By 2040, more than half of our summers are expected to be hotter than the 2003 heatwave, he says, leading to more water shortages and potentially 50-80% less water in some rivers in the summer.

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